Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

     Faire is my loue, and cruell as sh'is faire;
 Her brow shades frownes, although her eyes are sunny;
 Her Smiles are lightning, though her pride dispaire;
 And her disdaines are gall; her fauours hunny.
     A modest maide, deckt with a blush of honour,
 Whose feete doe treade greene pathes of youth and loue,
 The wonder of all eyes that looke vppon her:
 Sacred on earth, design'd a Saint aboue.
     Chastitie and Beautie, which were deadly foes,
 Liue reconciled friends within her brow:
 And had she pittie to conioine with those,
 Then who had heard the plaints I vtter now.
         O had she not beene faire, and thus vnkinde,
         My Muse had slept, and none had knowne my minde.

Samuel Daniel
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